Welcome to the New Look of Minding the Campus

College Graduates

Dear Reader:

We’ve chosen a cleaner and more modern design and made a number of small changes that we think make the site more readable and easier to navigate.

–We’ve eliminated the distinction between essays and short takes.

–We’ve added a feature in the right rail called ‘Notable’—short items we think you should see.

–‘Commentary,’ now called ‘In the News’ is now at the bottom of the page.

In the News

–And what about a MTC newsletter? We will finally be able to revive our newsletter, which will most likely be delivered weekly.

–We are inviting reporters and professors with special knowledge about campus affairs to write for Minding the Campus, assuming they know and will follow the best journalistic practices.

–Finally, many of you have inquired about donating to MTC. We are now ready to receive your gift—small or large—any way you wish to send it. We particularly like to thank the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for their continued support and many other individuals for their generosity.

We hope you like our new look and would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Our new site was developed by Site Therapy in Washington State, and I know they would like your feedback, too. Thank you for reading Minding the Campus.


  • John Leo

    John Leo is the editor of Minding the Campus, dedicated to chronicling imbalances within higher education and restoring intellectual pluralism to our American universities. His popular column, "On Society," ran in U.S.News & World Report for 17 years.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Look of Minding the Campus

  1. To the best of my knowledge, there is no easy way to find articles by author *anywhere*.

    The only work-around is to find an article by the author and then click on his or her name.

    Do I want all the articles by Daphne Patai, for example? The only way to find them all is to scroll back from the newest articles until I find Daphne Patai’s latest, and then click on her name.

    Either that or leave the sight and use a search engine.

    How hard can that be, to provide indexing by author?


    Charles W Abbott

    1. Hello Charles….we’ll work on that. FYI, this site is managed by one editor and one volunteer. Wanna help?

      1. I’d also like to see author names listed on the home page with article titles. Indeed the author is often a bigger attraction (or in theory sometimes a distraction) than the title or subject.

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